Francesco Barone

1a & b) Barone Road (2 markers)
   
1a) 1999                           1a) 2010                             1b) 1999                            1b) 2010
 
Memorial Road Marker Locations:
 
1a) Chemin de la Madeleine near D421 intersection.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat: 49,25,11.80N 
long: 1,10,50.52W
1b) Chapelle de la Madeleine
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat: 49,25,3.36N
long: 1,11,11.85W

Name:Francesco Barone.
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 519th Port Battalion, US Army.
Service No.: 32941540.
Entered Service From: New York.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot B, Row 7, Grave 35.
Awards: Purple Heart.

 Additional Information

One of seven men from this unit killed in action when SS Charles Morgan was bombed by Luftwaffe at 0400 hrs on 10 June 1944. Four whose bodies were recovered have memorial road markers. 



 Research Notes
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Further information about the 519th Port Battalion can be found at (www.519thportbn.com)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Andrew J. Brozyna (www.519thportbn.com)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek


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Willard U. Begel

2a & 2b) Begel Road (2 markers)
      
                               2a) 1999                          2a) 2010                          2b) 1999                         2b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

2a) Junction of D243 and D421
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat: 49,26,16.04N
long: 1,12,47.50W
     
2b) Middle of D423
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat: 49,26,16.04N 
long: 1,13,34.07W

1938 Yearbook, Lehighton High School

Name: Willard U. Begel.
Rank: Technician Fourth Class.
Age: 22 years old.

Unit: 519th Port Battalion, US Army.
Service No.: 33185922.
Entered Service From: Pennsylvania.
Died: 15 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot H, Row 17, Grave 37.
Awards: Purple Heart.

 Additional Information
The Headquarters 1st Engineer Special Brigade S-2 Periodic Report, by Major Harry E. Jacobsen, dated 16 June 1944, records the following strafing attack on UTAH Beach on 15 June 1944: Enemy air attacts (sic) over beaches, starting at 0210 lasting until 0250, and 0410 to 0430. Estimated twentyfour [sic] planes in first attact [sic] and six planes in second. Four (4) Ducks [DKWSs] hit and several trucks damaged. Estimated three (3) killed and several wounded. One plane known to have been shot down. 

Technician Fourth Class Willard U. Begel was one
of the three men killed.

Please click here to visit the T/4 Willard U. Begel Memorial Page


 Research Notes
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Further information about Technician Fourth Class Willard U. Begel can be found at (http://96587014.nhd.weebly.com/index.html)
Further information about the 519th Port Battalion can be found at (www.519thportbn.com)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Andrew J. Brozyna (www.519thportbn.com)
Central Bucks High School - West Doylestown, Pennsylvania (http://96587014.nhd.weebly.com/index.html)
    Carson Rolleri, 2011 Normandy Student Scholar
    Lynne M. O'Hara, 2011 Normandy Teacher Scholar
    Research Assistance provided by Michael Kern, George Washington
    University
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek

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James Blair

3a & 3b)  Road (2 markers)

         
3a) 1999                     3a) 2010                      3b) 1999                    3b) 2010

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

3a) Junction of D67 and D421
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:

lat:  49,25,43.48N
long: 1,11,28.44W

3b) D67 near intersection with road to l'Anerie
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat: 49,25,27.08N 
long: 1,12,9.72W

Name: James Blair
Rank: Private.
Age: Unkown.
Unit: 4090th Quartermaster Service Company, US Army.
Service No.: 34641649.
Entered Service From: South Carolina.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot A, Row 1, Grave 37.
Awards: Purple Heart.

Additional Information
One of five men from this unit killed on 10 June 1944


 Research Notes
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek

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Donald S. Bryant

4a & 4b) Bryant Road (2 markers)



                                             4a) 1999                          4a) 2010                           4b) 1999                          4b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

4a) On D913 at intersection of Siezmore Road and Hartwell Road.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


4b) On D913 at intersection of D14 (Collins Road) and D115 (Fitts Road)
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

Name: Donald S. Bryant.
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 6 June 19.
Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, New York 111735-1211 USA.
Location: Section H, Site 8026.
Awards: Purple Heart.

 Additional Information
One of sixteen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


 Research Notes
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Additional cemetery information available from United States Department of Veterans Affairs (http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/longisland.asp)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: © United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 

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George Calendrella

5a & 5b) Calandrella Road (2 markers).


                                             5a) 1999                          5a) 2010                           5b) 1999                          5b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

5a)  Off D421 on access lane to sand dunes and Utah Beach.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


5b) Off D421 on access lane near sand dunes and Utah Beach
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

Name: George Callendrella
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 32963012.
Entered Service From: New Jersey.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot F, Row 9, Grave 31.
Awards: Purple Heart.

 Additional Information
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


Research Notes
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek

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T. H. Carter

6a & 6b)  Carter Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:
       
6a) on D129 at crossroads with D14 in St-Germain-de-Varreville
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

6b) Middle of D129 between D14 and D421
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

T. H. Carter

Name: T. H. Carter
Rank: Private
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944. 


  Research Notes
No details on the American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/ngl_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by: Utah Beach Museum (http://www.utah-beach.com/fr/musee-du-debarquement/musee/default.asp)
                                                   Séverine Letourneur
                                                   Benoît Noël
                                                   Charles de Vallavieille
Cemetery map:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek

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Willie L. Collins

7a & 7b)  Collins Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

7a) On D14 north-west of crossroads with D913
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

7b) On D14 south-east of intersection with D524
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

Name: T. H. Carter
Rank: Sergeant
Age: unknown
Unit: 490th Port Battalion, US Army
Service No.: 34569313
Entered Service From: Georgia
Died: 6 June 1944
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot F, Row 28, Grave 31.
Awards: Purple Heart.


Additional Information
Killed by German artillery fire on D-Day. One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


  Research Notes
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek

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John H. Criss

8a & 8b)  Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

8a) On D423 east of crossroads with D14 
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

8b) On D234 in St-Martin-de-Varreville
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

Name: John. H. Criss 
Rank: Technician Fifth Class.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 37158887.
Entered Service From: Kansas.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot H, Row 10, Grave 37.
Awards: Purple Heart.

Additional Information
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


Research Notes
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek

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E. J. Curry

9a & 9b) Curr Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

9a) On D115 east of junction with D329
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

9b) On D115 at le Grand Vey
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

Name: E. J. Curry
Rank: Private.
Age: Unknown.
Unit: 519th Port Battalion, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.


Additional Information
One of seven men from this unit killed in action when SS Charles Morgan was bombed by Luftwaffe at 0400hrs on 10 June 1944.


  Research Notes
No reference on American Battle Monuments Commission website (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/ngl_v1)
Further information about the 519th Port Battalion can be found at (www.519thportbn.com)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Andrew J. Brozyna (www.519thportbn.com)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 

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Serge Danel

10a & 10b)  Danel Road (2 markers)


                      
Circa 1940s or 50s                         1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

10a) End of D913 near le Roosevelt Restaurant and junction with D421
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

10b) On D913 (codename EXIT 2) at intersection with road to la Madelaine and Stoute Road.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

Name: Serge Danel
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 3207th Quartermaster Service Company, US Army.
Service No.: 33722853.
Entered Service From: Maryland.
Died: 9 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot C, Row 10, Grave 18.
Awards: Purple Heart.

 Additional Information
Real name Serge Djeniladze, a Ukraine immigrant who moved to the USA in 1923. Shot by friendly-fire in Carentan on 9 June 1944.


  Research Notes
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
1st pattern Memorial Road Marker photographs provided by: Utah Beach Museum (http://www.utah-beach.com/fr/musee-du-debarquement/musee/default.asp)
                                                                                            Séverine Letourneur
                                                                                            Benoît Noël
                                                                                            Charles de Vallavieille
3rd & 4th pattern Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 

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Oscar W. Davis

11a & 11b)  Davis Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

11a) On D129 at intersection of D421.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

11b) Halfway along D129
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 




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A. A. Effler

12a & 12b) Effler Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

12a) On D329 (codename EXIT 1) at intersection with D329 (McGowan Road).
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

12b) On D329 (codename EXIT 1) in Pouppeville at intersection with Hartwell Road and Miller Road.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

Name:  A. A. Effler
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: Unknown.
Entered Service From: Unknown.
Died: 14 June 1944.
Cemetery: Unknown.
Location: Unknown.
Awards: Unknown.

  Additional Information
No additional Information presently available. 


  Research Notes
No reference on the American Battle Monuments Commission website (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on the US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/ngl_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek

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F. H. Fitts

13a & 13b)  Fitts Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

13a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

13b) Middle of ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Fitts Road (2 markers).
Location: 12a) D115 & D913 & D14, and 12b) D115 & D329 – Pouppeville.


Name: F. H. Fitts
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 519th Port Battalion, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 15 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information
The Headquarters 1st Engineer Special Brigade S-2 Periodic Report, by Major Harry E. Jacobsen, dated 16 June 1944, records the following strafing attack on UTAH Beach on 15 June 1944: Enemy air attacts (sic) over beaches, starting at 0210 lasting until 0250, and 0410 to 0430. Estimated twentyfour [sic] planes in first attact [sic] and six planes in second. Four (4) Ducks [DKWSs] hit and several trucks damaged. Estimated three (3) killed and several wounded. One plane known to have been shot down.

Private F.H. Fitts was one of the three men killed. 
 


  Research Notes
No reference on the American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans aAffairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (htttp://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Andrew J. Brozyna (www.519thportbn.com)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 

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C. Ford

14a & 14b) Ford Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

14a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

14b) Middle of ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

Ford Road (2 markers).
Location: 14a) Between Saint Germain & Saint Martin, off D14 intersection, 500 yards south of Gatt Road, and 14b) 500 yards from intersection with D14.

Name: C. Ford 
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 4090th Quartermaster Service Company, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information
No additional Information presently available  



  Research Notes
No reference on the American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek


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Winfield T. Fottrell

15a & 15b) Fottrell Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

15a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

15b) Middle of ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Fottrell Road (2 markers).
Location: 15a) D421 les Hougues, and 15b) D421 Leclerc Monument.

Name: W. T. Fottrell 
Rank: First Lieutenant.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 0-1100990.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot H, Row 1, Grave 37.
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart.

Additional Information
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.  


  Research Notes
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek

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W. E. Gatt Jr.

16a & 16b)  Gatt Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:


16a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

16b) Middle of ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Gatt Road (2 markers).
Location: 16a) D14 one-quarter mile south-east of Saint Germain-de-Varreville on intersection, and 16b) 500 yards from intersection with D14.
Name: W. E. Gatt, Jr. 
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.


Additional Information 
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944. 


Research Notes 
No reference on the American Battle Monuments Commission databse (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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W. L. Glenn

17a & 17b) Glenn Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

17a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

17b) Middle of ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Glenn Road (2 markers).Location: 17a) on small road half-a-mile from intersection with D421 & D423, and 17b) D421 & D423.


Name: W. L. Glenn 
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 25 June 1944
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 
No additional Information presently available. 


Research Notes 
No reference on the American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on the US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Graveside Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 

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R. Goodman

18a & 18b) Goodman Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

18a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

18b) Middle of ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Location: 18a) D14 & D15, and 19b) D14 & D129.

Name: R. Goodman 
Rank: Private
Age: unknown
Unit: 818th Truck Company, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 13 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.



Additional Information 
No additional Information presently available.

Research Notes 
No reference on the American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on the US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Graveside Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Otis A. Ham

19a) Ham Road (1 marker)



                                                                               1a) 1999                           1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

19a) On D329 near McGowan Road Marker 28b.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

Name: O. R. Ham 
Rank: Private
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 6366010.
Entered Service From: Mississippi.
Died: 10 June 1944
Cemetery: Cambridge American Cemetery, England.
Location: Plot F, Row O, Grave 37.
Awards: Purple Heart, French Croix du Guerre with Bronze Star.

Additional Information 
One of two men from this unit killed on 10 June 1944. 


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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R. E. Hartwell

20a & 20b) Hartwell Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

20a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

20b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Hartwell Road (2 markers).
Location: 20a) D913 & Pouppeville Road, and 20b) In Pouppeville.

Name: R. E. Hartwell.
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 286th Signal Company, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown. 

Additional Information 
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


Research Notes 
No reference on the American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1) 
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010  www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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J. O. Hayes

21a & 21b) Hayes Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

21a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

21b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Hayes Road (2 markers).
Location: 21a) D67 intersection with D14, and 21b) D67 intersection with Long Road.

Name: J. O. Hayes
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 4090th Quartermaster Service Company, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 
One of five men from this unit killed on 10 June 1944.


Research Notes 
No reference on American Battle Monuments Commissions website (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by:
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Ernest L. Hetke

22a & 22b) Hetke Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

22a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

22b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 



Hetke Road (1 marker).
Location: 22a) off D 329 Beach road near Utah Beach Museum.


Name: E. L. Hetke
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 36222296.
Entered Service From: Wisconsin.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot B, Row 8, Grave 30.
Awards: Purple Heart.

Additional Information 
One of two men from this unit killed on 10 June 1944. 

Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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R. A. Hinkel

23a & 23b) Hinkel Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

23a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

3b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


23a & b) Hinkel Road (2 markers).
Location: 23a) D913 between Stoute Road and Danish Monument, with la Grande Dune, and 23b) D913 at Danish Monument.


Name: R. A. Hinkel

Rank: First Lieutenant.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 816th Truck Company, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 14 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 
No additional Information presently available.  


Research Notes 
No reference on  American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1) 
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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H. S. Holt

24a & b) Holt Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

24a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


      
1999                                      2010
24b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Holt Road (2 markers).
Location: 24a) Middle of D17, and 24b) D14 & D17.


Name: H. S. Holt.
Rank: Technician Fourth Class.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 519th Port Battalion, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 15 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 



The Headquarters 1st Engineer Special Brigade S-2 Periodic Report, by Major Harry E. Jacobsen, dated 16 June 1944, records the following strafing attack on UTAH Beach on 15 June 1944: Enemy air attacts [sic] over beaches, starting at 0210 lasting until 0250, and 0410 to 0430. Estimated twentyfour [sic] planes in first attact [sic] and six planes in second. Four (4) Ducks (DKWSs) hit and several trucks damaged. Estimated three (3) killed and several wounded. One plane known to have been shot down.

Technician Forth Class H.S. Holt was one of the three men killed.


Research Notes 
No reference on American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Further information about the 519th Port Battalion can be found at (www.519thportbn.com) 
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Andrew J. Brozyna (www.519thportbn.com)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 

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Clarence O. Jones

25a & 25b)  Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

25a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

25b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 



Jones Road (2 markers).
Location: 25a) D913 near Km 10 Marker, and 25b) on D913 at intersection with Pouppeville Road.

Name: C. O. Jones
Rank: Private First Class.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 501st Medical Collecting Company, US Army.
Service No.: 36423543.
Entered Service From: Ohio.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot C, Row 21, Grave 40.
Awards: Silver Star (Italy) Purple Heart & French Croix du Guerre with Bronze Star.

Additional Information 
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Francis K. Leighton

26a & 26b) Leighton Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

18a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


26a & b) Leighton Road (2 markers).
Location: 26a) Middle of D17, and 26b) D421 & D17.

Name: F. K. Leighton
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 32893453.
Entered Service From: New York.
Died: June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot C, Row 25, Grave 27.
Awards: Purple Heart.

Additional Information 
No additional Information presently available.  


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: © www.carlshilleto.co.uk 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 

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James A. Long

27a & 27b) Long Road (2 markers)


                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

27a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 


Long Road (2 markers).
Memorial locations: 27a) On Chemin de Pierville & D14 near Pierville, and 27b) on Chemin de Pierville 100 yards from intersection with D67.



Name: J. A. Long
Rank: Corporal.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 4090th Quartermaster Service Company, US Army.
Service No.: 34047268.
Entered Service From: Mississippi.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot A Row 18 Grave 37.
Awards: Purple Heart.

Additional Information 
One of five men from this unit killed on 10 June 1944.  


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by:
Cemetery map:
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Walter F. McGowan

28a & b) McGowan Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

28a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

28b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 



McGowan Road (2 markers).
Location: 28a) D329 next to Ham Road, and 28b) D329 intersection with Effler Road.

Name: W. F. McGowan
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 32266855.
Entered Service From: New Jersey.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot A, Row 13, Grave 16.
Awards: Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Additional Information 
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944. 



Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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William H. Miller

29a & 29b) Miller Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

29a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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29b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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Miller Road (2 markers)
Location: 29a) Pouppeville intersection with Houesville Road, and 29b) Houesville.

Name: W. A. Miller
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 261st Medical Battalion, US Army.
Service No.: 33230335.
Entered Service From: Pennsylvania.
Died: 7 June 1944.
Cemetery: Cambridge American Cemetery, England.
Location: Plot D, Row 5, Grave 61.
Awards: Purple Heart.

Additional Information 
Evacuated and died of wounds in England.


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Stephen J. Ollie

30a & b) Ollie Road (2 markers)


 
circa 1940s or 50s                         circa 1940s or 50s                        
1a) 1999                        1a) 2010                         1b) 1999                        1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

30a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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30b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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Olle Road (2 markers).
Location: 30a) Intersection with D421 and 30b) D913 at Monument, and D421.

Name: S. J. Ollie
Rank: Technician Fifth Class.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 36333079.
Entered Service From: Illinois.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot F, Row 17, Grave 33.
Awards: Purple Heart.

Additional Information 
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
1st pattern Memorial Road Marker photographs provided by: Utah Beach Museum (http://www.utah-beach.com/fr/musee-du-debarquement/musee/default.asp)
                                                                                            Séverine Letourneur
                                                                                            Benoît Noël
                                                                                            Charles de Vallavieille
3rd or 4th pattern Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Joseph Z. Pritchett, Jr.

31a & 31b) Pritchett Road (2 markers)

           
                                 31a) 1999                          31a) 2010                           31b) 1999                          31b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

31a) On D423 in St-Martin-de-Varreville.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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31b) Middle of D423.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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           Grave Headstone                       Sergeant Joseph Z. Pritchett, Jr.    Original Road Marker for Pritchett Road

Name: J. Z. Pritchett, Jr.
Rank: Sergeant.
Age: 27.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 6930156.
Entered Service From: Georgia.
Died: 25 June 1944.
Cemetery: Marietta National Cemetery, 500 Washington Avenue, Marietta, Georgia 30060 USA.
Location: Section P, Site 1020-G.
Awards: Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe-African- Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII. 3 Bronze Service Stars and 1 Arrowhead (Normandy).

Additional Information 
Sergeant Joseph Z. Pritchett, Jr., had previously been involved in the landings in Sicily on D-Day July 10 1943, as a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 531st Engineer Shore Regiment (531st ESB). During this time, he narrowly missed being killed during a bombing raid. The Unit report described the incident at the time, stating: 'During the same attack S/Sgt. Pritchett was almost completely covered with sand and required assistance to get out.' 

At 14.05hrs on June 25 1944, some 8 weeks after the D-Day landings in Normandy, the unit journal for the 531st ESB, reported that: 'Lt. Smith Called Capt. Treadway and reported on man killed (Sgt. Pritchett) and two wounded in minefield accident.

At 3.07pm on July 20 1944, a Western Union telegram reaches his home town in Georgia, USA, addressed to his wife Sarah Aline Pritchett, with the following information: 
'THE SECRETARY OF WAR DESIRES ME TO EXPRESS HIS DEEP REGRET
 THAT YOUR HUSBAND SERGEANT Z PRITCHETT JR WAS KILLED
 IN ACTION ON TWENTY FIVE JUNE IN FRANCE LETTER FOLLOWS ='  

To see the collection of documents,
photographs and letters
 Please click here to link to Joseph Z. Pritchett, Jr. Memorial Page


Research Notes 
No reference on American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Additional cemetery information available from US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1
1st pattern Memorial Road Marker photographs provided by: Lou Pritchett ( http://www.loupritchett.com)
3rd or 4th pattern Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: Lou Pritchett ( http://www.loupritchett.com)
Individual photographs and documents provided by: Lou Pritchett ( http://www.loupritchett.com
Cemetery map: © United States Department of Veteran Affairs 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
United States Department of Veteran Affairs (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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M. Prokopovich

32a & 32b) Prokopovich  Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

32a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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32b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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32a & b) Prokopovich Road (2 markers).
Location: 32a) On D14 & D67, and 32b) on D14 & D423.


Name: M. Prokopovitch. 
Rank: Private First Class. 
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


Research Notes 
No reference on  American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Joseph J. Pugach

33a & 33b) Pugach Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

18a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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18b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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Pugach Road (2 markers).
Location: 33a) on D14 intersection with D219, and 33b) on D14 & D423.


Name: Joseph J. Pugach.
Rank: First Liutenant.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 286th Signal Company, US Army.
Service No.: 0-1167592.
Entered Service From: Florida.
Died: 11 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot D, Row 19, Grave 31.
Awards: Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Additional Information 
No additional Information presently available.  


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Lionel L. Ridgeway

34a & 34b) Ridgeway Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

34a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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34b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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34a & b) Ridgeway Road (2 markers).
Location: 43a) D 421 & Beach access & la Madeleine, and 43b) D 421 & Beach access & la Madeleine Road.

Name: Lionel L. Ridgeway.
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 519th Port Battalion, US Army.
Service No.: 36672108.
Entered Service From: Illinois.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Location: Plot D, Row 12, Grave 25. 
Awards: Purple Heart.

Additional Information 
One of seven men from this unit killed in action when SS Charles Morgan was bombed by Luftwaffe at 0400 hrs on 10 June 1944.


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Further information about the 519th Port Battalion can be found at (www.519thportbn.com)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Andrew J. Brozyna (www.519thportbn.com)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Lloyd M. Robertson

35a & 35b) Robertson Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

35a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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35b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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35a) Robertson Road (1 marker).
Location: 35a) D14 & D15 Ravenoville.

  
    
   Grave Headstone                                Sergeant Lloyd M. Robertson                                  Robertson Family

Name: Lloyd M. Robertson
Rank: Sergeant.
Age: 24.
Unit: 286th Joint Assault Signal Company, US Army.
Service No.: 14029959.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: Sevienville, Tennessee, USA.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 
No additional Information presently available.  


Research Notes 
No reference on  American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: David Ashe and Robertson family
Individual photographs provided by: David Ashe and Robertson family and
                                                   Utah Beach Museum (http://www.utah-beach.com/fr/musee-du-debarquement/musee/default.asp)
                                                       Séverine Letourneur
                                                       Benoît Noël
                                                       Charles de Vallavieille
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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J. T. Rowe

36a & 36b)  Rowe Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

36a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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36b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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Rowe Road (2 markers).
Location: 36a & b) Path to Beach between the Museum and Utah Beach Monument.

Name: J. T. Rowe
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 
One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


Research Notes 
No reference on  American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Chas W. Sizemore

(Please note: the present road markers have been misspelled Siezmore).

37a & b)  Road (2 markers)



                                             37a) 1999                          37a) 2010                           37b) 1999                          37b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

18a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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Siezmore Road (2 markers).
Location: 37a) D14 & road opposite D524, and 37b) Intersection of D913.

    
                        Grave  Headstone                               T/5 Chas W. Sizemore             Original Road Marker for Sizemore Road

Name: Chas W. Sizemore
Rank: Technician Fifth Class.
Age: 20.
Unit: 286th Signal Company, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 15 June 1944.
Cemetery: Tennessee, USA.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 

The 3rd and 4th pattern memorial road markers have been misspelled Siezmore, instead of Sizemore.

To see the collection of documents,
photographs and letters
 Please click here to link to Chas W. Sizemore Memorial Page  


Research Notes 
No reference on American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: David Ashe
Individual photographs provided by: David Ashe
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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John H. Simmons

38a & 38b)  Simmons Road (2 markers)
     
                              38a) 1999                          38a) 2010                           38b) 1999                          38b) 2010                                       
 
Memorial Road Marker Locations:
 
38a) On D421 near junction with le Petit Hameau/Saint Hubert (approx.170meters/185yards north-west of German Blockhouse W11)
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:   49.463407
long:  -1.231689

38b) On D421 and Junction of D15 to Ravenoville.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  49.471165
long:  -1.248448
 

Name: John H. Simmons.
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, US Army.
Service No.: 33667352.
Entered Service From: Pennsylvania.
Died: 13 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot A, Row 16, Grave 26.
Awards: Purple Heart.

Additional Information 
No additional Information presently available. 


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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W. M. Slasinski

39a & 39b)  Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

39a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

39b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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long: 


39a & b) Slasinski Road (2 markers).
Location: 39a) On D67 & D14, and 39b) D67 1 mile from intersection with D14.


Rank: W. M. Slasinski.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 519th Port Battalion, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 
One of seven men from this unit killed in action when SS Charles Morgan was bombed by Luftwaffe at 0400 hrs on 10 June 1944.


Research Notes 
No reference on American Battle Monuments Commission datase (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Further information about the 519th Port Battalion can be found at (www.519thportbn.com)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Andrew J. Brozyna (www.519thportbn.com)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Leonce Sonnier

40a & 40b)  Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

40a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
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40b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
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40 a & b) Sonnier Road (2 markers).
Memorial locations: 40a) D913 & D14 and 40b) D913 in St-Marie-du-Mont.

Name: Leonce Sonnier.
Rank: Private First Class.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 1st Engineer Special Brigade, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 6 June 1944.
Cemetery: No known grave. Body never found.
Awards: unknown.
 
Additional Information 
Was orderly to the Brigade Commander, Colonel Eugene M. Caffey, is believed to have received a direct hit by artillery fire on D-Day. No trace of his body was found. (reference p.93 On Hostile Shores, by Sam Daugherty).One of seventeen men from the 1st Engineer Special Brigade known to be killed on D-Day 6 June 1944.


Research Notes 
No reference on American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Information regarding Private First Leonce Sonnier can be found on p.93 of On Hostile Shores, by Sam Daugherty.
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Sam Daugherty
Lou Pritchett (www.loupritchett.com)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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A. W. Stoute

41a & 41b) Stoute Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

41a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

41b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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41 a & b) Stoute Road (2 memorial markers).
Memorial locations: 41a) Race track exit road, and 41b) D913 & Stoute Road & la Madeleine Road at race track.

Name: A. W. Stoute
Rank: Private.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 4090th Quartermaster Service Company, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 10 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.

Additional Information 
One of five men from this unit killed on 10 June 1944.

Research Notes 
No reference on American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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N. L. Walker

42a & 42b) Walker Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

42a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
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42b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
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Walker Road (2 memorial markers).
Memorial locations: 42a) Route des Allies intersection with D67 & D421, and 42b) D421 les Hougues.


Name: N. L. Walker.
Rank: Technician Fifth Class.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 818th Truck Company, US Army.
Service No.: unknown.
Entered Service From: unknown.
Died: 13 June 1944.
Cemetery: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Awards: unknown.
 
Additional Information 
No additional Information presently available.  


Research Notes 
No reference on American Battle Monuments Commission database (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
No reference on US Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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Carter W. Wall

43a & 43b)  Road (2 markers)



                                             1a) 1999                          1a) 2010                           1b) 1999                          1b) 2010                                       

Memorial Road Marker Locations:

43a) Junction of ? and ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

43b) ?
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
lat:  
long: 

43 a & b) Wall Road (2 memorial markers).
Memorial locations: 43a) D14 & D524, and 43b) D14 & D67.


Name: Carter W. Wall.
Rank: First Lieutenant.
Age: unknown.
Unit: 286th Signal Company, US Army.
Service No.: O-379311.
Entered Service From: Alabama.
Died: 9 June 1944.
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Location: Plot F, Row 19, Grave 37.
Awards: Purple Heart.
 
Additional Information 
No additional Information presently available.  


Research Notes 
Cemetery details from the American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php)
Memorial Road Marker photographs taken: 1999 & 2010 © www.carlshilleto.co.uk
Headstone photographs taken/provided by: 
Individual photographs provided by: 
Cemetery map: 
Aerial photography: © 2011 Google

Contributors of Additional Information & Permissions
American Battle Monuments Commission (http://www.abmc.gov)
Carl Shilleto (www.carlshilleto.co.uk)
    Séverine Letourneur
    Benoît Noël
    Charles de Vallavieille
Irena Zientek 


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